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Edo govt continues demolition of illegal structures in Benin City

The Edo Government on Friday continued its demolition of illegal structures in Benin, with the pulling down of some structures on Lucky Street area of the city.

Archbishop of Canterbury hails Buhari’s level of recovery

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, yesterday paid a personal visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at Abuja House, London, where he expressed satisfaction at his recovery level.

Kaduna Nzeogwu’s hometown shuts out Kanu, IPOB

Members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been told to stay off Okpanam in Delta State, the hometown of the late Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu.

Acting President Osinbajo urged to probe ‘one-sided promotions’ in police

A constitutional lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, on Friday called on the Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), to intercede in alleged one-sided promotion exercise about to commence in the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).

Three suicide bombers attack Maiduguri

Three suicide bombers on Friday night detonated explosives at Simari area of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, killing themselves and wounding three members of the civilian joint task force.

Embrace technology to defeat Boko Haram – Osinbajo tells military

According to him, terror groups and cyber criminals have used modern technologies to spread useless ideologies and defraud the people and the country cannot afford not to use the same strategies to respond to insurgency.

Boko Haram remains defeated – Army chief

The Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has insisted that “Boko Haram remains technically defeated forever.”

Nigerian arrested for identity theft in US

A Nigerian, Daniel Adekunle Ojo, who had spent less than 14 months in the United States, has been arrested by the FBI in Durham, North Carolina, and charged with fraud and identity theft offences

Kaduna targets N24bn IGR by year-end – official

Kaduna State Government on Friday said it would achieve the over N24 billion internal revenue target it set for the 2017 fiscal year.

NAIC to develop new insurance products to manage the risk of farmers

The Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) on Friday said it would develop new insurance products and services to minimise risks associated with the agricultural value chain.

DSS links clamour for restructuring to poor governance

The agency stated this in a communiqué signed on behalf of participants at a recently-concluded Seminar on National Unity and Stability organised in Abuja by the DSS.

Military: Osinbajo inaugurates judicial c’ttee to review human rights abuse

By its terms of reference, he said the Commission is empowered to review extant rules of engagement applicable in the Armed Forces of Nigeria and extent of compliance thereto.

Nigeria, Indonesia seek to deepen relations

Nigeria and Indonesia are to deepen bilateral relations, especially in the areas of sharing information on national planning and development as well as in trade and investment.

Buratai commences training with troops in Yobe

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, yesterday met with troops of 27 Task Force Brigade, Buni/Yadi in Yobe State and commenced special training with troops of Nigerian Army Special Force School.

NGO trains women on ICT, skills acquisition

Mrs Wunmi Hassan, the President Hi-Tech Centre for Women and Youths, an (NGO) on Friday said the centre was currently training over 100 women in ICT and different skills.

Edwin Clark begs militants not to declare Niger Delta Republic on October 1

The National Leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Clark, on Friday urged militants not to resume bombing of oil installations and declare a Republic of Niger Delta on October 1.

Shiites accuse fed govt of holding El-Zakzaky, wife over fundamental Islamic views

The group lamented yesterday, that El-Zakzaky and his wife have been languishing in detention custody for 600 days despite a substantive order by a Federal High Court, Abuja, ordering their release, and with a compensation of N50 million awarded.

Biafra: DSS to quiz Soludo, Utomi, others

The Department of State Services (DSS) is set to invite three ex-Ministers and some other prominent Nigerians for questioning, following their announcement by a secessionist organisation, Biafra Zionist Federation (BZF) as cabinet members.

Biafra: Why Nnamdi Kanu has not been re-arrested – Police chief

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Friday explained why the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is yet to be re-arrested.

Hajj 2017: Cleric advises pilgrims to ensure good behavior

An Abuja-based Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Yahya Al-Yolawi, has advised Nigerian pilgrims to be of good behaviour before, during and after the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Kogi Assembly invasion height of impunity, dictatorship – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has described the recent invasion of the Kogi State House of Assembly as height of intolerance, insensitivity and impunity.

W’Bank agency constructs N91.5m feeder road in Enugu

The World Bank-assisted Commercial Agricultural Development Project (CADP) has constructed a 10-kilometre feeder road linking some rural communities in Enugu State, to ease evacuation of agricultural produce.

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NDLEA: Nigerian kidnappers now ask for ransom payment in drugs

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (rtd) has expressed regret that the drugs abuse situation in the country is so bad that criminal elements especially kidnappers and armed bandits now ask for payment of ransoms in drugs.
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Minister: Unifying Naira’s exchange rate will take time

The total borrowing of the country as of 31 December is 21.6 per cent of the GDP. So, if we were not looking at adding the other category of loans that I mentioned, we don’t even need to increase that at this time As of 2019, the debt to GDP ratio was 19.2 per cent so only two per cent was added.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Minister inaugurates 259 monitors for N-SIP projects in Adamawa

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, has inaugurated training for 259 Independent Monitors to supervise Integrated National Social Investment Program (N-SIP) at community level in Adamawa state.
The Northern Governors Forum on Monday expressed support for proposals to regulate the social media to check the spread of fake news in the country.

Northern governors to wade into spat between Samuel Ortom, Bala Mohammed

The Northern State Governors Forum has expressed commitment to ending the nomadic grazing of cattle across the country as part of measures to resolve the herders-farmers conflict and end the activities of some criminal herdsmen.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti acquires computerised vehicle inspection equipment

The Ekiti government has acquired and installed a computerised vehicle inspection equipment to identify the level of road worthiness of vehicles in the state.

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Akwa United’s right-back, Etim Mathew, has expressed confidence that the Promise Keepers have the wherewithal to conquer Enyimba International when the two teams will face each other on NPFL Match-day 12 on Wednesday in Aba.

Etim Matthew: Akwa United Going For Victory In Aba

Akwa United’s right-back, Etim Mathew, has expressed confidence that the Promise Keepers have the wherewithal to conquer Enyimba International when the two teams will face each other on NPFL Match-day 12 on Wednesday in Aba.
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Hijab: Schools to remain shut pending Kwara government decision – official

The 10 schools affected by the Hijab controversy in Ilorin will remain shut pending the outcome of consultations on the use of the Muslim headgear in schools, the Kwara State government has said.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate begins screening of service chiefs

The Senate Committees on Defence, Army, Navy and Air force has commenced screening the newly appointed service chiefs nominees as requested by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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CAN supports Sheik Gumi’s negotiations with bandits

Mr. Echioda added, “We also pray that God will touch the armed bandits. So they can have a change of mind, lay down their arms, and be safely integrated into the society so that we can all have peace and progress in Niger State and Nigeria in general.”

Military presence: No cause for alarm in Orlu – Ohanaeze

The youth body of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) ably led by Comrade Igboayaka O Igboayaka as the national President, can authoritatively confirm, that contrary to viral media reports that the military deployed their jets and other hardware for an aerial bombardment in Orlu, there was no such incident today in the Imo state town.